LAST_UPDATED2 Written by David Hammond Sunday, 06 December 2009

The fifth version of ECMAScript has now been finalized and published as an Ecma International standard. ECMAScript, which is more commonly known as "JavaScript", is the programming language that provides for much of the interactivity in modern web applications. This is the first major new version of the language since the third edition, which was published in December 1999.

LAST_UPDATED2 Written by David Hammond Friday, 11 December 2009

A couple hours ago, CrystalTech, the company that hosts the Coding Horror Web site and the Stack Overflow blog, had a technical problem that resulted in their virtual machines (VMs) being 100 per cent deleted with apparently no usable backups.